[texhax] Chemistry molecular structures
speter at dandy.net
Mon Mar 1 22:07:46 CET 2004
On Monday, Mar 1, 2004, at 11:48 America/New_York, John Simmie wrote:
> Note that nonsensical structures can be drawn with this package
> for example the structure headed \naphdrv[ob]
> has a pentavalent carbon atom ... even first year students shouldn't
> be making
> a mistake like this!
And Emacs allows me to write nonsensical words and sentences (or even
to write run-on sentences without punctuation).
> all the ones that I have seen do not have sufficient intelligence and
> requisite power to do chemical structures properly
Should not the students have sufficient intelligence to get the
structures right? (And yes, I do believe that spelling checkers and
various "features" of certain word processors *have* hurt students'
ability to write well.)
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